Appalachia Overheard



“I’ve accomplished a right smart this morning.”



Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    Miss Cindy
    December 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I’ve heart that one all my life and that’s a right smart time!

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    December 31, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I called Donna Lynn at our Christian Radio Station and requested something by Chitter and Chatter. She usually plays “Cabin by the Side of the Road”, by Ray and Pap too, if she don’t have too many requests. Chitter and Chatter are my Favorites! …Ken

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    Leon Estes
    December 31, 2017 at 8:01 am

    You have a wonderful sense of humor. My Dad has a similar expression, (I suppose from the Ozarks): “He’s a brick short of a full load!”
    My Grandpa was born in SW Missouri.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I did a double take! There for a minute I thought I had missed a day. My calendar had Mar 16th twice this year. I think I sent you a picture.
    “Right smart” has another an entirely different meaning in my Appalachian vocabulary also. It was and is often said of me “You’ll have to overlook him. He ain’t right smart you know!”

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